These easy DIY Halloween decorations will add a touch of Halloween splendor to your home in no time! These spooky decorations are simple to make and each costs under $10 for supplies! Here’s to Halloween – DIY style!
It’s September! In my world, that means I’m busting out the skulls, spell book and witch’s hat among other things.
I’m definitely not one to rush time, it already goes by far too fast for my liking, but I am excited about the upcoming holiday season and am ready to kick it off with Halloween.
And if we’re being honest, I’ve had a full size fake skeleton sitting at my dining room table for three weeks now.
Had to take advantage of that 50% off coupon at Michael’s while I could – those skeletons aren’t cheap! The Circus hooked him up with her Tilly Witch book.
Also, he rode home right beside me. In the passenger seat. Strapped in.
Honestly, I just wanted to freak people out on my way home and think about how much I would be talked about by complete strangers as the crazy lady driving with the skeleton in the passenger seat. I tried real hard to make it to where he was looking right out the passenger window with his hand up waving at people, but while he’s posable, he just wasn’t that posable. Bummer.
Anywho, Halloween, Christmas and the 4th of July are my top three holidays. There’s magic in each (of different varieties) and when each one rolls around, I always say, “This one is my favorite.” But then the next rolls around and I say the same damn thing, so I guess all three are tied for favorite holiday in my book.
I have quite a few new halloween decor ideas I’m working on this week, but to kick off this most wonderful time of the year (no, I don’t care that that song technically refers to Christmas), here are some of my favorite easy Halloween DIY projects I’ve done in the past.
Let’s get our spook on, y’all, or as my Circus told me just this morning, “It’s almost Double Double Toil and Trouble time!”
P.S. None of these should set you back more than $10 and most of them are less than $5! You’re welcome.
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DIY Halloween Decorations
Glowing Crystal Ball
Such an easy halloween decoration to make, but that packs a serious punch! This crystal ball really glows! You’ll need just three things to make this bad boy and about five minutes!
If you’ve got five minutes to spare, then you can whip up this fantastically spooky Halloween decoration! Add a witchy touch to your decor with this tutorial for a glowing cauldron!
Ouija Board Tray
You can attempt to summon spirits with this, but serving spirits on it is ideal. It’s creepy, but a breeze to make! Tutorial for it is here!
DIY Halloween Coasters
After you serve up drinks on the Ouija board tray, hand your guests one of these coasters to rest their drink on! These are creepy, but have a touch of glam as well! Find the tutorial and free printables used for the coasters here!
I love hitting up dollar stores for their cheap Halloween decor and then adding to it or manipulating it in some way to make it awesome. That’s exactly what I did here. I bought three skulls at the Dollar Tree, then made them into a candleholder. One of the easiest and cheapest pieces of DIY halloween decor I’ve ever done and damn it, one of my favorites. The tutorial for it is here.
Glittery DIY Witch Broom
I made these brooms for Halloween decor using items from my yard and the Dollar Tree! Super easy to make and I love the shimmery, glittery look of these witches brooms. See how to make them here.
This skull sconce was made using a combination of items from the Dollar Tree and Michael’s. The candlestick is battery operated, so no having to worry about flames with this one. The tutorial for this sconce is here.
Double Double Toil and Trouble Printable
Obviously, this printable combined with what I told you my daughter said to me this morning lets you know that “Double Double Toil and Trouble” is one of our favorite Halloween sayings. The Circus is also a big fan of the Double Double Toil and Trouble movie from the 90’s with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in it. Ok fine, I’m a big fan too. Freaking loved it when I was little. Me and Amanda Henry had that shit on repeat all through the Halloween season. Anyway, I felt that needed to be commemorated in our Halloween decor, so I made this printable. You can download it for free as well. Your welcome. More details on it here.
Also, I made that green ampersand pumpkin too. Tutorial for it is here. I love it because it can work well with basic fall decor like regular pumpkins and leaves, but then it can also look creepy when paired with Halloween decorations.
The little black pumpkins are also finds from the Dollar Tree. They always have these little orange styrofoam pumpkins every year and I just bought some one year, painted them black and glittered their stem to make them creepy.
Skull Drink Stirrers
These little things are probably one of the easiest things you could ever make. Seriously, you’d have them done in less than five minutes. The tutorial for them is here. Obviously, they do work great for drink stirrers, but for us, they double as decor until the Halloween party comes around!
Printable Spell Book Cover and Potion Labels
Last year, the Circus and I created our own “potions” to use as Halloween decor. You can’t make potions without a spell book, so I whipped us up one of those too. You can get the printable files for these here.
Don’t Drink and Fly Sign
This isn’t one of my Halloween projects, but I love it so much, I wanted to share it. My friend Kellie made this fun Halloween sign – love this for parties! See how she made it here!
Skulls on Pedestals
This is an old project, thus the bad photography, but still a goodie. Again, I love those skulls from the Dollar Tree! I bought a few, spray painted them and then attached them atop thrift store candlestick holders. See more about them here.
Eat, Drink and Be Scary Sign
No tutorial for this one, but you don’t really need one! I spray painted some wood plaques, then Mod-Podged on a Halloween sticker I found at Hobby Lobby. To top it off, I added a glittery spider to the edge. This is perfect on top of our bar.
Boo and Eek Pumpkins
The little witch’s hat on the corner of the bar cart is another favorite Halloween decoration of mine. It adds a touch of sparkle wherever I put it. See how I made it here.
Will you be adding any easy Halloween decorations to your home this Halloween?
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